Today Élisabeth Grégoire and I held a press conference to announce our policy against catcalling and street harassment in Quebec.
We are proposing the adoption of a new provincial law that prohibits street harassment by imposing fines on offenders.
While a law against street harassment (cat calling) will not solve all the problems, it is still an important step to take to change habits and fight against the culture of rape. This is more than necessary since it is an issue of fundamental freedom; women must be able to move freely in Quebec, without intimidation, harassment or violence.
The #MeToo movement has brought us progress in the workplace, but there is still a lot of work to be done. This new proposal goes beyond the workplace and will put Quebec at the forefront of the global feminist movement.
Leader of the Green Party of Quebec